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Amir Johnson heads to Fayetteville

With the Pistons embarking on a week-long road trip, they've decided to dispatch 18-year-old rookie Amir Johnson to the Fayetteville Patriots, their NBDL affiliate. From the sounds of things, he'll be back when the Pistons come home, but either way it'll give us an excuse to check out some NBDL box scores the next couple of days. Hopefully he'll get a chance to play, and if that's the case, I won't be surprised if he actually puts up some numbers. Why do I sound so confident? Because this is a league in which Mateen Cleaves can put up 35-point, nine-assist nights.